[dih-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /dɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/
tending to degenerate.
characterized by degeneration.
(of a disease or condition) getting steadily worse
degenerative de·gen·er·a·tive (dĭ-jěn’ər-ə-tĭv)
Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration.
adjective 1. reduced in rank, position, reputation, etc.: He felt degraded by the trivial tasks assigned to him. 2. reduced in quality or value; debased; vulgarized: the degraded level of the modern novel. verb (used with object), degraded, degrading. 1. to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt: He felt they were degrading him […]
adjective 1. that degrades; debasing; humiliating: degrading submission. verb (used with object), degraded, degrading. 1. to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt: He felt they were degrading him by making him report to the supervisor. 2. to lower in character or quality; debase. 3. to reduce (someone) to a lower rank, degree, etc.; […]
verb (used with object), deified, deifying. 1. to make a god of; exalt to the rank of a deity; personify as a deity: to deify a beloved king. 2. to adore or regard as a deity: to deify wealth. verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied 1. to exalt to the position of a god or personify […]
noun 1. a person who believes in deism.